Honey Sesame Chicken in the Instant Pot
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A quick,easy and delicious dish to accompany your other Asian IP dishes such as fried rice and lo mein. Honey sesame chicken is a sticky, sweet and savory dish which will have you forgetting about Chinese takeout. In less time than they can deliver, you’ll have a crowd pleasing meal on the table.
Serves: 4
  1. Season the cut chicken breasts with black pepper
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot to SAUTE mode
  3. Add sesame and vegetable oil to the pot AFTER the display reads “HOT”
  4. Add onions, garlic, ginger and chicken
  5. Allow to saute for 2-3 minutes
  6. Add the soy sauce, ketchup, salt and pepper
  7. Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients
  8. Press CANCEL on the Instant Pot
  9. Close and lock the lid on the Instant Pot
  10. Turn the vent to sealing to prevent steam from escaping
  11. Press MANUAL on the Instant Pot (high pressure)
  12. Set timer to 5 minutes
  13. Once the timer goes off, do a quick release by opening the vent on top of the lid
  14. Press CANCEL on the Instant Pot
  15. Carefully open the lid
  16. Turn on the Instant Pot to SAUTE mode
  17. Mix the water and cornstarch to make a slurry by whisking together
  18. Add the cornstarch slurry to the chicken
  19. Allow the liquid to thicken for 2-3 mins maximum
  20. Add the honey, sesame seeds and broccoli
  21. Stir well and cook for 2 minutes
  22. Press CANCEL on the Instant Pot
  23. Serve and Enjoy!
Serving suggestion
For extra spice, add sriracha or sambal before pressure cooking the chicken.
You can add extra vegetables such as mushrooms and bell peppers.
Serve with your favorite noodles or rice.
Recipe by Instapottin' With Poonam at https://www.instapottinwithpoonam.com/honey-sesame-chicken-instant-pot/